Felt terrible yesterday; New earbuds are here, testing them today.
In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that I was feeling off on Thursday’s 45 mile ride. Despite that, I pushed through and set some new PRs, but the effort really hurt. Well, all day yesterday I felt pretty crappy. Sort of dizzy, weak and light-headed. I don’t know if the reason I was feeling that way was because of Thursday’s ride, or if I was feeling off on Thursday because I was getting sick or something. Or maybe it was a combination of both.
Checking my training calendar, I saw that it’d been 10 days since I’d taken a day off from the bike. I decided to let my body rest yesterday, and didn’t do any physical activity at all. This morning I’m still not feeling great, but definitely much better than I was all day yesterday.
I’m going to get a ride in this morning, but I’m going to keep the pace fairly mild and not go crazy. It will be interesting to see what my average heart rate is. Usually after a lengthy ride at a very high average heart rate (Thursday’s ride was 2.5 hours @ 170 BPM, and that definitely falls into that category) my average heart rate during subsequent efforts in the days following is noticeably reduced.
Oh, and I’ll be trying out my new MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Memory Wire earbuds, which arrived yesterday (click to enlarge):
Not a bad little package for under 20 bucks (shown here with my SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4 GB MP3 Player). The earbuds came with six sets of soft eartips (single, double and triple flange tips of various sizes), a carrying case and the instruction manual. I felt like I was able to get a good fit after just a few minutes of tinkering around with the memory wire that wraps over the ear. The earbuds are very comfortable, and they sounds quite good. Perhaps not as good as the Panasonic earbuds I destroyed on Thursday’s ride, but pretty close. In fact, they may be right there with the Panasonic once I’ve got them “burned in”. If the over-the-ear design keeps the earbuds from coming loose and/or popping out while I’m riding, I’m going to be very happy with these.